Andrew Wilkes – Co-Chair, National Angel Capital Organization
Mr. Wilkes is an active Angel investor, who helps high-growth potential businesses accelerate growth in traditional and technology sectors – including software/transaction processing, clean technologies, biomaterials, warehouse automation, water technologies and financial services. He has a personal passion to help grow globally oriented businesses internationally.
Mr. Wilkes is a partner in Management Initiatives Inc., a business advisory and investment firm located in Toronto, Ontario where he invests, mentors, raises capital and advises business owners and investment funds.
Mr. Wilkes is also the volunteer co-Chair and a founding member of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), and past-Chairman of the NACO Public Policy Committee. He is active on numerous Boards of Directors with private and public businesses, and volunteer organizations (NACO, the Centre for Commercialization and the Venture Lab).
Mr. Wilkes holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business (1998 Dean’s Honours List), a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and a Chartered Accountant designation. He is an active long distance runner having completed numerous half and 9 full marathons – including the Boston Marathons three times. In 2010, he completed his second Boston marathon with his daughter, hand and hand – a great family achievement!